As around 82 districts of the country are under lockdown amidst COVID-19 the government is looking to get stricter. The Central government has directed the respective state governments to ensure that the lockdown is ‘strictly followed’.
With big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata also amongst the lockdown area public movements were seen. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted that the citizens are not taking the ‘lockdown’ seriously. Taking that into consideration the central government has directed states to take legal action against those who are found violating the lockdown orders.
“States have been asked to strictly enforce the lockdown in the areas where it has been announced. Legal action will be taken against violators,” read a tweet by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) read on Monday. The majority of the districts are under lockdown till 31st March which is expected to be extended further.
Though essentials like health, food, water, power supply, etc are kept out of lockdown states have started to close their borders. Delhi has completely sealed its borders. The lockdown in districts across the country followed the ‘Janta Curfew‘ that was observed on Sunday. India has so far reported over 500 cases of COVID-19 with around 8 deaths.